下層階キービジュアル
おとなのにほんご
がいこくにルーツをもつこども Lingua materna
がいこくじんのためのそうだん Advice for  Foreign Residents
外国人県民の暮らしや学びを支えたい ・ボランティアを始めたい
educational tours in hyogo(jp)
educational tours in hyogo(ch)
兵庫でホームステイ体験 Homestays in Hyogo
兵庫を訪ねたい Visiting Captivating  Hyogo

2015

2015-12-25
◆The Photographic Exhibition
"Japan Through Diplomats' Eyes" ~Hidden JAPAN 2015~
【Exhibition Period】 Wednesday December 9, 2015 - Thursday January 21, 2016
【Venue】 Hyogo International Association, Hyogo International Plaza/Gallery
【Admission】Free
【Enquiries】Hyogo International Association
       TEL: 078-230-3267

◆Kasai~Art Exhibition of Theodor D. Lang 【New】
Musing Cross-Culturally~The meeting of two traditions~
【Exhibition period】Sunday December 20, 2015 to Sunday January 10, 2016
【Venue】 Asuteer Kasai 3F Gallery
【Content】 This is the Art Exhibition of Mr. Theodor D. Lang currently living in Kasai, with the themes related to Christmas & New Years' Celebrations.
Please come and enjoy his beautiful art works.
【Admission】 Free
【Enquires】 Nehime College
TEL: 080-4705-7122      

◆Takarazuka~English Salon-Conversation with the native English speaker【New】
【Date】 Saturday January 9, 2016
【Time】 14:00-16:00
【Venue】 Takarazuka International and Cultural Center
【Content】 This is a place where you can improve your English while deepening your understand of foreign culture.
【Admission】 Members 500 yen/ Non-Members 800 yen
【Instructor】 Ms. Nicole Horiuchi
【Capacity】 Up to 20 people
【Enquires】 Takarazuka International Friendship Association
TEL: 0797-76-5917 FAX: 0797-76-5918 E-mail: tifa@jttk.zaq.ne.jp]
(Except Wednesdays)

◆Miki ~ Cool MIKI ` English Rakugo story-telling and Japanese speech presentation
◇First session – English Rakugo story telling
【Date】 Sunday February 7, 2016
【Time】 13:00 (registration starts: 12:30)
【Venue】 Mikiyama Park [Music Hall]
【Performers】 Duke KanaDA, Shofukutei Shoushi, Shofukutei Yukari, Canadean Cris
【Admission】 Member-Free (Ticket reservation required), normal ticket - ¥500
    Ticket sold on the day of performance: ¥1000
【Ticket reservation deadline】 (for members): Wednesday January 27, 2016

◇Second session – Japanese speech presentation
(after English Rakugo story-telling session)
【Date】 Sunday February 7, 2016
【Time】 15:15
【Venue】 Mikiyama Park [Music Hall]
【Content】 Find out what foreigners living in Japan think about their everyday life in Japan.
【Admission】 Free
【Ticket reservation deadline】 (for members): Wednesday January 27, 2016
【Enquires】 Miki International Association
        TEL: 0794-89-2318 FAX: 0794-82-9755
        E-mail: kokusai@city.miki.hyogo.jp

(Or visit our website)
*http://www2.city.miki.lg.jp/miki.nsf/0/8c1fa0a3c76b8e5b49256c7f00017bbc  
*http://www2.city.miki.lg.jp/miki.nsf/image/8C1FA0A3C76B8E5B49256C7F00017BBC/$FILE/A4)rakugo2015.pdf (flyer)

◆Ashiya~Let's Cook and Eat World Food 【New】
"The 110th Italian cuisine"  
【Date】Monday February 8, 2016
【Time】10:00-14:00
【Reservation】January 5, 2016 13:00~
【Venue】Shio-ashiya Exchange Center
【Menu】 Sauteed white leek with ham
Pappa al pomodoro Lasagna,Cicken with tonnato sauce


【Instructor】Aqua Cipresso Owner chef: Mr. Manabu Tanaka
【Fee】2,200 yen
【Capacity】30 people
【Enquiries】Ashiya Municipal Shio-Ashiya Exchange Center
TEL: 0797-25-0511 (9:00-17:30 /Open every day except Wednesdays)

◆International Disaster Reduction Forum (DRA Forum 2016) 【New】
【Theme】 Build Back Better Recovery Strategy from the Nepal Earthquake
- Further international cooperation of stakeholders -
【Date】 Wednesday January 20, 2016
【Time】 13:30~17:00
【Venue】 Portopia Hotel (Minatojima Nakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe)
【Participants】 Approx. 200 people
【Language】   Japanese and English (simultaneous interpretation)
【Purpose】   Based on special presentations from the UNISDR and the Government of Nepal
           as well as reports on the actual recovery support activities from DRA member organizations,
           effective and hopeful BBB recovery process and actual actions toward resilient Nepal
will be discussed.
【Admission】 Free
【How to apply】 Please visit the DRI Web (http://www.dri.ne.jp/) for the registration.
【Enquiries】    Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
   TEL 078-262-5060 FAX 078-262-5082

◆2016 Scholarship for Foreign Children in Japan
for prospective senior high school students
◆About the Scholorship
*http://www.social-b.net/kfc/scholarship/syogakukin/syogakukin_e.html


2015-12-10
◆The Photographic Exhibition
"Japan Through Diplomats' Eyes" ~Hidden JAPAN 2015~
【Exhibition Period】 Wednesday December 9, 2015 - Thursday January 21, 2016
【Venue】 Hyogo International Association, Hyogo International Plaza/Gallery
【Admission】Free
【Enquiries】Hyogo International Association
       TEL: 078-230-3267

◆Find out about New Year's celebrations around the world &
 Enjoy the fun of making seasonal greeting cards!
【Date】 Tuesday December 22, 2015
【Time】 13:30-15:00
【Venue】Hyogo International Association, Hyogo International Plaza
【Fee】 Free
【Enquiries】Hyogo International Association
TEL:078-230-3060 FAX:078-230-3080

◆Japanese courses for foreign residents in Hyogo
Hyogo International Association offers Japanese classes for foreign residents in Hyogo
(those who work or study in Hyogo are also included), and will accept an application form
for the 3rd term during the application period as below.
【Class period】Thursday January 7- Monday March 7, 2016
【Hours】18:30-20:30
【Place】Hyogo International Association
    (IHD Center, 10 minutes from JR Nada Station)
【Application period】Tuesday December 1– Monday December 14, 2015  
【How to apply】 During the application period, send an application form
to the HIA office by fax or email or bring it to the office.
 ※You can get the application form in our office or on our website from Tuesday December 1, 2015.
【Placement test】Thursday Dec 17 & Friday Dec 18, 2015
【Tuition】 2,000 yen/term
【Reference】 Hyogo International Association, Multicultural Affairs Division
       TEL: 078-230-3261

◆Takarazuka~English Lecture【New】
【Date】 Sunday December 20, 2015
【Time】 13:30~15:30
【Venue】Takarazuka International and Cultural Center 
【Title】“Merry Christmas! What is it all about?”(A little history and what does it really mean)
【Speaker】Mr. Raoul NivÓn (English/Spanish lecturer, Doshiha & Ryukoku Universities)
【Admission】Free
【Capacity】Up to 50 people
【Enquiries】Takarazuka International Friendship Association (TIFA)
TEL: 0797-76-5917

◆Ashiya~Let's Cook and Eat World Food 【New】
"The 110th Italian cuisine"  
【Date】Monday February 8, 2016
【Time】10:00-14:00
【Reservation】January 5, 2016 13:00~
【Venue】Shio-ashiya Exchange Center
【Menu】 TBA
【Instructor】Aqua Cipresso Owner chef: Mr. Manabu Tanaka
【Fee】2,200 yen
【Capacity】30 people
【Enquiries】Ashiya Municipal Shio-Ashiya Exchange Center
TEL: 0797-25-0511 (9:00-17:30 /Open every day except Wednesdays)

◆The Association of Foreign Schools in Hyogo Prefecture【New】
 The 11th Student Art Work Exhibition
【Date/Time】Tuesday December 1, 2015 - Friday December 25, 2015
【Place】Hyogo Chuou Roudou Center (open: 9:00-18:00/ last day till 15:00)
【Member Schools】Ashiya International School, Deutsche School Kobe/European School,
Canadian Academy, St. Michael's International School, Kobe Chinese School,
Marist Brothers International School, Hyogo Korean Schools, Kobe Korean Senior High School,
Kobe Korean Elementary & Junior High School, West Kobe Korean Elementary School

◆2016 Scholarship for Foreign Children in Japan
for prospective senior high school students【New】
◆About the Scholorship
*http://www.social-b.net/kfc/scholarship/syogakukin/syogakukin_e.html


2015-11-25
◆The Photographic Exhibition 【New】
"Japan Through Diplomats' Eyes" ~Hidden JAPAN 2015~
【Exhibition Period】 Wednesday December 9, 2015 - Thursday January 21, 2016
【Venue】 Hyogo International Association, Hyogo International Plaza/Gallery
【Admission】Free
【Enquiries】Hyogo International Association
       TEL: 078-230-3267

◆Find out about New Year's celebrations around the world &
 Enjoy the fun of making seasonal greeting cards!【New】
【Date】 Tuesday December 22, 2015
【Time】 13:30-15:00
【Venue】Hyogo International Association, Hyogo International Plaza
【Fee】 Free
【Enquiries】Hyogo International Association
TEL:078-230-3060 FAX:078-230-3080

◆Japanese courses for foreign residents in Hyogo【New】
Hyogo International Association offers Japanese classes for foreign residents in Hyogo
(those who work or study in Hyogo are also included), and will accept an application form
for the 3rd term during the application period as below.
【Class period】 January 7, Thu. - March 7, Mon, 2015
【Hours】18:30-20:30
【Place】Hyogo International Association
    (IHD Center, 10 minutes from JR Nada Station)
【Application period】December 1, Tue. – December 14, Mon. 
【How to apply】 During the application period, send an application form
to the HIA office by fax or email or bring it to the office.
 ※You can get the application form in our office or on our website from Dec.1, Tue.
【Placement test】Thursday Dec 17 & Friday Dec 18, 2015
【Tuition】 2,000 yen/term
【Reference】 Hyogo International Association, Multicultural Affairs Division
       TEL: 078-230-3261
  
◆Exhibition of the International Environmental Children's Drawing Contest
【Exhibition Period】 Thursday November 5 - Thursday December 3, 2015
【Venue】 Hyogo International Association, Hyogo International Plaza/Gallery
【Content】The exhibition of 50 winning works of the 14th Contest
Theme: "Fellow living beings on Earth"
【Admission】Free
【Enquiries】Hyogo International Association
       TEL: 078-230-3267

◆Ashiya~Let's Cook and Eat World Food 【New】
<109th> Japanese Food/ New Year's cuisine  
【Date】Monday December 14, 2015
【Time】10:00-14:00
【Venue】Shio-ashiya Exchange Center
【Menu】Seared Salmon with Yuzu, Stewed duck, 2 kinds of Oshizushi etc.
【Fee】2,200 yen
【Capacity】30 people
【Enquiries】Ashiya Municipal Shio-Ashiya Exchange Center
TEL: 0797-25-0511 (9:00-17:30 /Open every day except Wednesdays)

◆The 35th International Cooking Party【New】 
【Date】Saturday November 28, 2015
【Time】10:00-15:00
【Venue】Fukiai Cultural Center, 4F
【Fee】 Free
【Capacity】30 persons (first-come-first-served-basis)
【Enquiries】Hyogo World Youth
E-mail: office@hyogo-world-youth.org

2015-11-05
◆Exhibition of the International Environmental Children's Drawing Contest【New】
【Exhibition Period】 Thursday November 5 - Thursday December 3, 2015
【Venue】 Hyogo International Association, Hyogo International Plaza, International Gallery
(International Health Development Center 2F, HAT Kobe)
【Content】The exhibition of 50 winning works of the 14th Contest
Theme: "Fellow living beings on Earth"
【Admission】Free
【Enquiries】Hyogo International Association (Public Relations Division)
       TEL: 078-230-3267

◆Movie Day by Hyogo Prefectural Chapter of the United Nations Association of Japan 【New】
【Date】 Saturday 14 November, 2015
【Time】 13:00-16:00
【Place】 JICA Kansai, 2F
【Content】 Hulusi (cucurbit flute) concert (13:00~13:30)
Movie “No one knows about Persian cats” (14:00~16:00)
【Capacity】Up to 100 people
【Participation fee】Free
【Organizer】JICA Kansai, Hyogo Prefectural Chapter of the U.N. Association of Japan,
Hyogo International Association
【How to apply】By FAX or E-mail to JICA Kansai
【Reference】JICA Kansai
       TEL 078-261-0384 FAX 078-261-0357
E-mail: jicaksic-event@jica.go.jp

◆Hyogo EU Association Seminar
【Date】 Wednesday 25 November, 2015
【Time】 15:00-16:45
【Venue】 IHD Center 3F Conference Room
【Content】Markus Kotzur, professor of Hamburg University in Germany,
will give a lecture on tourism and cultural property preservation policies in Germany.
【Capacity】 Up to 40 people
【Participation fee】Free
【Organizer】Hyogo EU Association, EU Institute Kansai, Association of Germany and Japan Kobe NPO
【Supporter】Hyogo International Association
【How to apply】By FAX or E-mail to Hyogo EU Association
【Enquiries】Hyogo EU Association
       TEL: 078-230-3090 FAX: 078-230-3280 E-mail: hia-ex-co@net.hyogo-ip.or.jp

◆Hyogo House celebrating 30th opening anniversary【New】
<Special Exhibition>
Special collection exhibition, Guided tours, Night Museum
【Exhibition period】Friday November 13, Thursday November 26, 2015
【Opening hours】10:00–16:00 (open till 20:00 from 18th to 23rd)
【Admission】 Free

<Commemorative Lecture>
【Date】Sunday November 15, 2015
【Time】14:10~
【Venue】  Meeting room
【Lecturer】Yujiro Ochi, Curator of Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya City

<Commemorative Concert, Joururi Dramatic Recital, Night Concert>
【Date/time】
November 20 2015 Friday- Harp Day ①14:10 ②18:40
November 21 2015 Saturday- Jazz Day ①11:10 ②15:40 ③18:40
November 22 2015 Sunday- Joururi Dramatic Recitation and Western Classical Music Day
  ①12:40 ②14:10 ③18:40
November 23 2015 Monday- Classical Music Day ①11:10 ②12:40 ③14:30
【Venue】Meeting room 3F South Lobby
【Enquiries】Hyogo House
       4-4-1 Shimoyamatedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe
Near Subway Seishin-yamate Line Kenchomae Stn, about 5-minutes walk from JR &
Hanshin Motomachi Stns TEL: 078‐341‐7711

◆Ashiya~The 3rd ACA World Festa 【New】
【Date】Saturday November 14, 2015
【Time】11:30~14:00
【Venue】Ashiya Municipal Shio-ashiya Exchange Center
【Content】 Let's enjoy international food and music!
【Admission】Free
【Enquiries】Ashiya Municipal Shio-ashiya Exchange Center (supervised by Ashiya Cosmopolitan Association)
  TEL 0797-25-0511 Email info@ashiya-sec.jp
(9:00-17:30 /Open every day except Wednesdays)

~Hyogo Events Calendar~

◆Kobe~Kobe Marathon
Sunday November 15, 2015
*http://kobe-marathon.net/2015/english/(for details)

◆Kobe~Kobe Luminarie 2015
Friday December 4 - Sunday December 13, 2015
*http://www.hyogo-tourism.jp/english/whatsnew/index.php?id=904 (for details)

◆Kobe~Arima Onsen Irizomeshiki
Saturday January 2, 2015

◆Tatsuno~Tatsuno Miryoku Hasshin Project/Tatsuno Machi Aruki Tour
Sunday November 15 - Sunday February 7, 2015

◆Shiso~Sanjosan Momiji Matsuri
Saturday November 21 - Monday November 23, 2015

◆Yabu~Yabu Momiji Matsuri
Saturday November 7 - Monday November 23, 2015

◆Shinonsen~Hamasaka Minato Kani Matsuri
Saturday November 21, 2015

~Art de Genki Network - Art Project Network throughout Hyogo~

◆Kobe~Kobe Biennale 2015
*http://www.kobe-biennale.jp/_en/ (for details)

◆Kobe~Shitamachi Art Festival

◆Nishimomiya~Nishinomiya Funasaka Biennale 

◆Nose~Noseden Artline Moyoken no Mori

◆Tatsuno~Tatsuno Art Project

◆Yabu~Koboten Kibori FolkArt Oya

◆Asago~Asago Geijyutsuno Mori Art Festival

◆Sasayama~Tanba Sasayama・Machinami Art Festival


◆Manga*Anime*Games from Japan
【Dates】Saturday September 19 - Monday November 23, 2015 /Closed on Mondays
(Except Nov. 23)
【Open hours】10:00~18:00
【Venue】Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art (The Gallery Wing 3F)
【Admission】Adult 1,000/University students 700/over 65 & High school students:500
【Enquiries】Manga*Anime*Games from Japan PR bureau/ Mitsuhiro Sugihara (Mr.)
TEL 090-3671-8778 FAX 050-3737-3701 
E-mail: sugihara@alegresol.jp 

2015-10-30
◆Bus tour for foreign students in Sasayama, Hyogo
~Would you like to spend a weekend in the countryside of Sasayama?
Come and join us to enjoy autumn in Hyogo!

【Date】 Saturday November 21- Sunday November 22, 2015
【Place】Sasayama city, Kumobe and Hioki district
【Sponsor】Hyogo EU Association, Hyogo Prefectural Chapter
of the United Nations Association of Japan
 
- Departure point: JR Sannomiya station (Nov 21 at 9:30) or
 JR Sasayamaguchi station (Nov 21 at 11:00)
- Finishing point: JR Sasayamaguchi station (Nov 22 at 16:00*scheduled time)
※The round-trip fare to/from JR Sasayamaguchi station is at your own expense.

【Eligibility】 Foreign students living or studying in Hyogo
【Spaces available】10
【Fee】 1000 yen
【Application】Apply by emailing or faxing the following to
TEL 078-230-3090/hia-ex-co@net.hyogo-ip.or.jp
(※Email subject: Application for the Sasayama bus tour 2015)
Please include in your email or fax copy:
1. Name 2. Gender&Age 3. University&Faculty 4. Home country 5. TEL number
6. Email address 7. Preference for the meeting point
(JR Sannomiya or Sasayamaguchi station)

【Deadline】Friday Nov 6, 2015
※If applicants exceed the number of spaces available, participants will be
selected by random drawing and be informed within a week.
【TEL inquiry】Hyogo International Association
International Exchange and Cooperation Division
TEL: 078-230-3090


2015-10-25
◆Hyogo EU Association Seminar
【Date】 Wednesday 25 November, 2015
【Time】 15:00-16:45
【Place】 IHD Center 3F Conference Room
【Content】Markus Kotzur, professor of Hamburg University in Germany, will give a lecture on tourism and cultural property preservation policies in Germany.
【Capacity】 Up to 40 people
【Participation fee】Free
【Organizer】Hyogo EU Association, EU Institute Kansai, Association of Germany and Japan Kobe NPO
【Supporter】Hyogo International Association
【How to apply】By FAX or E-mail to Hyogo EU Association
【Reference】Hyogo EU Association
      TEL: 078-230-3090 FAX: 078-230-3280 E-mail: hia-ex-co@net.hyogo-ip.or.jp

◆JICA Volunteers – 50th anniversary celebration
“Daily life in Africa”– photography exhibition by journalists in Zanzibar, Tanzania
【Date】 Tuesday October 6 – Friday 30 October 2015
【Time】 10:30~18:30
【Venue】Hyogo International Plaza, International Gallery (HAT Kobe IHD Center)
【Content】 JICA volunteers have been dispatched to various developing countries
providing valuable assistance for 50 years. Today, JICA has expanded
its volunteer assistance to over 71 countries. A photography exhibition
will be held celebrating its 50th year anniversary. Approximately
50 photographs taken in Zanzibar, Tanzania portraying Africa's everyday
life through the eyes of 24 journalists in Zanzibar, promised to be an
interesting exhibition.
【Admission】Free
【Enquires】 Hyogo International Association (Public Relations Division)
       TEL: 078-230-3267

◆Ashiya - LET'S COOK AND EAT WORLD FOOD, The 108th Mexican Cuisine
【Day & time】 Monday, November 16, 2015 10:00~14:00
【Reservation】Thursday, October 1, 2015 13:00~
【Instructor】 Mr. Greg Stein
【Menu】    Tortilla soup, Guacamole, Tacos, Rice and beans, Sopapillas(dessert)     
【Participation fee】ACA member/Non-member 2,200yen
【Capacity】  30 people (reservation required)
【Things to bring】 dish cloth, an apron, a pen and a memo pad
【Enquiries】 Ashiya Municipal Shio-Ashiya Exchange Center
         (supervised by Ashiya Cosmopolitan Association)
  TEL: 0797-25-0511 (9:00-17:30 /Open every day except Wednesdays)

◆Ashiya - ACA Seminar Series <Total 3 sessions>
~ Live in the present with Goethe~  
The 3rd session, Revolution, the Study of nature, Schiller – The birth of "Faust"
【Date】 Thursday November 19, 2015
【Time】 10:30-12:00
【Venue】Ashiya Municipal Shio-Ashiya Exchange Center
【Admission】 700 yen (per session)
【Contents】 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was not only a well-known poet, but also
       a philosopher and a scientist who has made great contributions
to society. We will follow the footsteps of this great poet having
lived through the turbulent age, and explore the world of "poetry,
nature and science" in the present age.
【Presenter】 Dr. Masanori Hayashi, Honorary Professor of Osaka University/
Advisor of The Open University of Japan, Osaka
【How to reserve】Please make a reservation by telephone.
【Enquiries】 Ashiya Municipal Shio-Ashiya Exchange Center
         (supervised by Ashiya Cosmopolitan Association)
  TEL: 0797-25-0511 (9:00-17:30 /Open every day except Wednesdays)

◆Himeji- One Step out of Himeji! One Step into the World!
 2015 Sister City Delegation Report Session
 Sponsored by the Himeji Cultural & International Exchange Foundation
【Date】 Tuesday, November 3, 2015 (National Holiday)
【Venue】 Egret Himeji 3rd Floor I-messae Hall
【Contents】 This summer, Himeji junior high and high school students were sent out,
as youth ambassadors, to our sister cities. Now, we invite you to their
report session. For each group, representatives will present about
the city they visited.
【Admission】Free (Application is required.)
【Capacity】 280 people (first come first serve)
【Target Audience】 General public
【Application Process】
       Please submit full name, address, phone number and number of
participants by mail, phone, fax, email or in person from Oct 10th.

◆Himeji- Sister City Exchange Photo Exhibit
【Period】 Monday, October 26 to Sunday, November 8, 2015
【Venue】 Near the Sister City Corner on the fourth floor of the Egret Himeji
【Admission】 Free
【Enquiries】 International Exchange Section,
Himeji Cultural & International Exchange Foundation
Egret Himeji bldg. 3F, 68-290 Honmachi, Himeji 670-0012
Tel: 079-282-8950 Fax: 079-282-8955 E-mail: info@himeji-iec.or.jp

~Hyogo Events Calendar~
◆Kobe~Kobe Marathon
Sunday November 15, 2015
*http://kobe-marathon.net/2015/english/(for details)

◆Kobe~Kobe Luminarie 2015
Friday December 4 - Sunday December 13, 2015
*http://www.hyogo-tourism.jp/english/whatsnew/index.php?id=904 (for details)

◆Kobe~Arima Onsen Irizomeshiki
Saturday January 2, 2015

◆Ashiya~Ashiyagawa Project-The 5th Ashiya Midorino Ongakusai
Saturday October 31 - Sunday November 1, 2015

◆Miki~Miki Kanamono Matsuri
Saturday November 7, Sunday November 8, 2015
*http://www.city.miki.lg.jp/english/tourist_events_hardware.html (for details)

◆Kato~Kato-shi Aki-no Festival 2015
Saturday October 31, Sunday November 1, 2015

◆Tatsuno~Tatsuno Miryoku Hasshin Project/Tatsuno Machi Aruki Tour
Sunday November 15 - Sunday February 7, 2015

◆Shiso~Sanjosan Momiji Matsuri
Saturday November 21 - Monday November 23, 2015

◆Yabu~Yabu Momiji Matsuri
Saturday November 7 - Monday November 23, 2015

◆Shinonsen~Hamasaka Minato Kani Matsuri
Saturday November 21, 2015

~Art de Genki Network - Art Project Network throughout Hyogo~
◆Kobe~Kobe Biennale 2015
*http://www.kobe-biennale.jp/_en/ (for details)
 
◆Kobe~Shitamachi Art Festival

◆Nishimomiya~Nishinomiya Funasaka Biennale 

◆Nose~Noseden Artline Moyoken no Mori

◆Tatsuno~Tatsuno Art Project

◆Yabu~Koboten Kibori FolkArt Oya

◆Asago~Asago Geijyutsuno Mori Art Festival

◆Sasayama~Tanba Sasayama・Machinami Art Festival

◆Link the Culture "World Rainbow Festival 2015"
Open Door ~Jump into the New World~
【Date】 Sunday November 1, 2015
【Time】 10:00~15:45  
【Venue】 Kwansei Gakuin University(Nishinomiya Seiwa Campus)
【Contents】This is an event you can feel various cultures by using 5 senses.
【Enquiries】World Rainbow Festival 2015 Executive Committee      
TEL: 078-362-3793 Email: wnm2015@yahoo.co.jp

◆Manga*Anime*Games from Japan
【Dates】Saturday September 19 - Monday November 23, 2015 /Closed on Mondays
(Except Nov. 23)
【Open hours】10:00~18:00
【Venue】Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art (The Gallery Wing 3F)
【Admission】Adult 1,000/University students 700/over 65 & High school students:500
【Enquiries】Manga*Anime*Games from Japan PR bureau/ Mitsuhiro Sugihara (Mr.)
TEL 090-3671-8778 FAX 050-3737-3701 
E-mail: sugihara@alegresol.jp 

◆The Third Annual Conference, The Asian Forum for Leaders of Japanese Studies (AFJSA)
in Prestigious Asian Universities
【Date】 Wednesday November 11, 2015
【Time】 13:00-17:15 (Open 12:30)
【Venue】IDEMITSU SAZO Memorial Rokkodai Auditorium, Kobe University
[Map No.2, Rokkodai Campus]
http://www.kobe-u.ac.jp/guid/access/rokko/rokkodai-dai1.html
【Title】"Japanese Studies in a New Asian Era"
【Official Language】Japanese, English or Vietnamese 
           *Japanese interpretation for Vietnamese only.
【Admission】Free entry *The reception party at 17:30(Reception fee: 3,000 yen)
【Registration】Please register by Wednesday 4 Nov 2015 on the "Registration Form".
【Enquiries】International Affairs Planning Division, International Affairs Department,
       Kobe University
       TEL: +81-78-803-5043 Email: intl-plan@office.kobe-u.ac.jp

◆Kobe Global Charity Festival 2015, International Community Event
【Date】Sunday, November 1, 2015
【Time】10:00-16:00
【Venue】Kobe Kaisei Girl's Junior & Senior High School
     2-7-1 Aotanicho, Nada-ku, Kobe, 657-0805
【Contents】 For more than 25 years the Kobe Global Charity Festival has raised
millions of yen for children's projects in Asia and Japan, providing
educational opportunities for those in the direst circumstances.
With student participation, we are planning poster displays, presentations,
videos and fun activities, to help us all get a better understanding
of the work and benefits of charities around the world. With fantastic
       international food, music and entertainment, games, crafts, and specialty
goods, giving has never been so much fun! Volunteers also welcome!
【Admission】Free
【Enquiries】Kobe Global Charity Festival Executive Committee
      Email: kobeglobalcharityfestival@gmail.com

◆Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art - Opening 3rd Anniversary
Naked Voice Live performance and Y-Junction continued Exhibition
【Date】 Saturday October 31, 2015
【Time】 Performance starts 18:00 (Performance open: 17:00)
【Venue】 Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art 1F open studio
【Details】 Enjoy「Yokoo Tanadori: Y-junction」art exhibition along with funky and
      free jazz style live band performance by Naked Voice,
      whose music transcends the limitations of nationality.
     Come and experience the world of Yokoo Tadanori, in harmony with the
music of Naked voice within the space of this exciting contemporary
art museum.
【Admission】Free for Naked Voice live performance, however a ticket is required for
      「Yokoo Tanadori: Y-junction」art exhibition.
【Enquires】 Email: teshima@hyogo-arts.or.jp TEL: 078-855-5607



2015-05-11
● Have you changed your alien registration certificate to a residence card?
1. The Alien Registration Act has been repealed and an alien registration certificate needs to be replaced with a residence card.
2. If you are a mid or long term resident, please change your alien registration certificate to a residence card at the nearest location among Regional Immigration Bureaus, Immigration Offices of the Bureaus, or their Branch
Offices (hereinafter referred to as “Regional Immigration Bureaus, etc.”) (except at Immigration Offices or Branch Offices which have jurisdiction solely over an airport).
3. Because offices are expected to be very crowded right before the expiry date, it is recommended that you change your alien registration certificate to a residence card as soon as possible. You can apply as early as today.

2015-04-13
For foreign residents, acquiring Japanese is essential for living a safe and relaxed life in Japan. In recent years, foreigners have been coming to Japan from increasingly diverse areas, and increasingly seeking Japanese language skills that they can use in regular life right away.
Responding to those needs, we made “できる?できた!!くらしのにほんご" the “Can you do it? I did it!! Daily Life Japanese”textbook
(English, Chinese editions), which allows people to overcome challenges that arise in their daily life by using Japanese. Not limited to just the print edition, we have also put individual chapters online (http://www.hyogo-ip.or.jp/jptext/), so please check them out!
【Inquiries】
Multicultural Affairs Division, Hyogo International Association
Tel: 078-230-3261 E-mail:tabunka@net.hyogo-ip.or.jp
公益財団法人 兵庫県国際交流協会
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